Jawbone Blend

I'll note, first of all - about Jawbone. Let's also talk about some other recent events, phenomena and what is happening in the world of gadgets. The main topics will be as follows: the official arrival of Aliph in Russia, special software from Sony, which turns VAIO into an addition to the PS3, a few words about the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini.

Dice

There was a presentation dedicated to the start of sales of Jawbone headsets in official retail. Or rather, not quite so.

The path to the Russian market for Aliph was long and thorny. I heard about two negotiations between representatives of the firm with representatives of some networks, and they ended in failure. The obvious reason is the price of the product. It is in the US and Europe that the Jawbone brand has long been known to customers, largely due to sales in mobile operators' stores, interesting marketing campaigns - Aliph does not spare money for the latter, and they do it right. The first headsets came to Russia in suitcases and were of particular interest only to enthusiasts. I boldly count myself among them, a review of the first accessory appeared on the site in 2007. With the launch of the iPhone, the add-on market literally exploded. Along with covers, headphones, stickers and other junk, more or less active sales began on the gray market - not only the first Jawbone, but also Jawbone 2. Headsets were expensive, but demand slowly appeared. After the Jawbone 2, the Prime model appeared on the market almost immediately after the start of sales in the US, the latest model, the Icon, also appeared in the gray channels extremely quickly. Again, I’ll tell you about the prices at the moment: on average, Jawbone 2, Jawbone Prime, and Jawbone Icon cost from five to seven thousand rubles. A serious overpayment for the desire to own a product that is not officially supplied here. You can read more about these devices in the reviews on our website:

I don't have much to say about the event itself. In the agency, people did without creativity - simple gatherings in a good place with a small company, plus a funny (and unexpected) demonstration of the Noise Assassin function. The main thing that a potential buyer needs to know:

  • The "official" Jawbone headsets will be on sale in a couple of weeks, I think you should look for them in stores selling Apple equipment
  • They plan to fight the gray market simply - officially supplied products will have a much more humane price tag - the same Icon, it seems, will cost less than five thousand rubles
  • The situation with localization is not entirely clear, most likely, the instruction will be translated. But in the package there is a network charger with a foreign plug - if we imagine that the plug will be ours, then the question of packaging immediately arises - there is no extra space

For me personally, the question of how the company plans to sell expensive headsets in Russia without marketing support is more interesting - after all, the situation with accessories is special in our market. To successfully trade such things, active stimulation of retail is needed. As practice shows, this technique works great. The second option is to somehow make a cult product out of Jawbone, show its advantages, talk about how good the thing is for users of Apple technology (for example).

I have already written about my attitude to the brand more than once. At the moment I continue to use Jawbone Icon, only now it is the version of The Rogue. A very interesting coating, the body seems black, but at certain angles it glows red. Looks great. The headset is truly narcotic, even Ilya Tarakanov managed to get hooked - and he couldn’t stand such devices. In the latest firmware update, the A2DP profile appeared, now with its help you can also listen to music in one ear. Another would be to make them an accessory, something like headphones that connect to the MicroUSB connector - it would be a fairy tale. The legends about the Jawbone stereo headset remain legends. I believe that the company would have made such a thing a long time ago if they were sure of its quality and compliance with the style of the brand. Apparently, while experiments are underway.

Mini People

The X10 Mini, a new product from Sony Ericsson, has been actively discussed in the corresponding forum thread for a week now. The younger brother of the big X10 has already appeared in our materials a couple of times:

Sales of the phone (smartphone?) start this week, many journalists are already roaming the expanses of Moscow with the X10 Mini at the ready, but this does not concern our editorial staff, and especially Messrs. Murtazin and Kuzmin. We are disconnected from the general SE food chain for the TRUTH about the company's devices, and even the loyal Artem Lutfullin in SE is extremely dissatisfied. You see, the author did not like the LEDs, did not like the sound quality, and in general there are too many complaints about this ideal and best device of all time. I have already expressed my position on the forum several times. In words it was one thing, in reality it turned out to be somewhat different. A good SE X10 can only seem good in a vacuum, when there are no other phones around, no other devices. If its buyer had no experience of communicating on mobile phones before, then everything will be all right with the quality of voice transmission, and with the volume of the speaker, and with the strength of the vibrating call. The OS version will not seem outdated, and it's not even about programs, but about the basic capabilities of the system.

In any other case, from a device designed for gadget freaks, you expect some kind of breakthrough, a special user experience, and this applies to both the hardware and software components. Yes, I really like how the X10 looks, but how can I use it if the interlocutors simply can’t hear me? The question is rhetorical. Moreover, the most foul thing in this situation is that the microphone sometimes works very well, and it is rather difficult to catch the “moment of truth”.

And then there is another significant addition - as a kind of "semi-tablet" SE X10 shows itself very well, if you don't need to make special calls. Movies, browser, twitter, facebook, weather and more. Do these words look like a permanent excuse? I don't know, I don't know.

What I want to say about the X10 Mini. Once upon a time I had a summer favorite called the Sony Ericsson W880. This is the first thought. Summer phone, that is, small, easy to fit in your pocket and there https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2013 is not particularly noticeable. There has to be some sort of gimmick. The legendary 880 had a lot of them. Iron case, Walkman, very unusual design and interesting price - some time after the start of sales. I still don’t understand why this chicken was slaughtered, after the W890 it was quite possible to make some kind of W895 and continue this topic until our time - iron, miniaturization, better musical abilities, better camera and reasonable price. Let me remind you that even the W890 was able to take very good photos.

Second thought - now, after all, the time is a little different, and even from a miniature device you expect superpowers. Well, at least not only call, but also have access to social networks. And that the browser was normal. It would be cool to have mail handy. And a more or less normal camera. And the price, the price should be normal.

Third thought - sometimes editors get a harness down the drain, everyone knows about Mobile-review anyway. How much equipment was bought by the editors for one reason or another, it's just a nightmare. I'm not talking about memory cards, accessories, programs. One way or another, all expenses are compensated, then, you can’t constantly write about what you received for free, this greatly dulls the perception. It's one thing to get a thing to test. It's another matter to spend hard-earned money - even if it's a small amount.

Finally, I lead to the fact that the SE X10 Mini was bought on Gorbushechka on Saturday evening for 13500, brought home, opened and immediately tested. I want to say that the "minicom" is quite and even more than pass for the replacement of the 880th. To be frank, no matter how good a thing is, sometimes it gets boring. It's about the iPhone. Did the owner like the X10 Mini?

Yes. And I will stop there for now, you can read more in the review. I will share some impressions on my blog and twitter.

VAIO + PS3 = ((((

Oh, this topic is very painful for me. Sony has different groupings and divisions, different people, and suddenly sometimes it comes to the understanding that it is possible to unite the technique a little bit. I will not talk about the integration of one into the other here, and it is not at all about the “Sony TV, Sony laptop, Sony Ericsson phone” system. It's about deeper penetration. From the latest events, this is Remote Play in Sony Ericsson Aino, from the phone you could go to the "set-top box", watch a movie from the hard drive, listen to music, browse the menu or make a purchase in the store. Not the most requested feature, rather an experiment, but for PS3 owners of some interest in the future. For example, one could wait for Remote Play to appear on all SE phones, in which case I imagine such a scenario. With the help of the same X10, you could, calmly lying in bed, watch a series from the hard drive of the set-top box, without any conversions, without copying to the phone's memory. We watched several episodes until we were blue in the face, turned off the set-top box from the phone, turned off the phone, went to bed.

Alas, the experiment has been limited to Aino for now. The company made a bet on Android, some applications have already been translated (Track ID, for example). Whether Remote Play is worth waiting for is not at all clear.

In my opinion, this would be more than logical.

While SE has stopped its prefix research for the time being, VAIO has not. PS3 and Sony laptop owners will be happy to know that the Remote Keyboard program is available for download, you can get it from here, it is already on the new models. For example, on the updated Sony VAIO P. I started testing with it. Yes, a small note - I do not know if the program will work on laptops of other brands, so try it and, if possible, write about your experience in the forum.

I downloaded and installed the utility on my Sony VAIO S. After starting, the program automatically turns on Bluetooth and issues a connection code. Naturally, the set-top box must also be turned on, pairing occurs through the set-top box menu. In general, everything is very simple there. Once connected, you can use your laptop's touchpad and keyboard as a joystick replacement. One point - the replacement is frankly weak. When using the touchpad, it is very difficult to get to the desired menu item. When typing from the keyboard, brakes are observed, you need to enter text slowly, press the button, make sure of the result, continue. For some reason, some letters on the PS3 laptop keyboard turn into numbers. After running around for about ten minutes, I gladly closed the program so as not to return to it again. Or rather, to return when everything works as it should.

The new Sony VAIO P includes a variety of pre-installed software including Remote Keyboard and Remote Play. I started with remote playback. After launching the program on a laptop, very clear instructions await you on what to do and where to go. The process of pairing with the prefix is ​​\u200b\u200bsimple, I will not describe it in detail. After connecting, a window with the PS3 desktop appeared on the display of the "pisk". Alas, the brakes are simply incredible. Let me remind you that on Aino everything was smooth and normal, up to rewinding in films, but here it is sheer horror. Five minutes later, I turned off the program and do not want to remember it. Slow, slow, and it is not clear why this is necessary. It seems to be a good idea to watch a movie on a laptop from the console. The only question is why. For now, Remote Play is only available for Sony VAIO P.

Afterword

The general conclusions about the above will be as follows. It's good that the Jawbone brand will now be officially introduced and probably at a lower price than on the gray market. The warranty will be simple: in case of failure, the owner will simply replace the headset. Good thing I bought the X10 Mini. Let this destroy the intrigue a little, but I received my W880 of the 2010 model. It could be better, but overall it's pretty ok. It's good that Sony is pushing for the development of our Sony system at home, but so far these attempts are not particularly consistent with ideas about how modern technology should work. That remote playback, that the Remote Keyboard works so far is very strange. You can say no way.

I don't have much to say about the event itself. In the agency, people did without creativity - simple gatherings in a good place with a small company, plus a funny (and unexpected) demonstration of the Noise Assassin function. The main thing that a potential buyer needs to know:

  • The "official" Jawbone headsets will be on sale in a couple of weeks, I think you should look for them in stores selling Apple equipment
  • They plan to fight the gray market simply - officially supplied products will have a much more humane price tag - the same Icon, it seems, will cost less than five thousand rubles
  • The situation with localization is not entirely clear, most likely, the instruction will be translated. But in the package there is a network charger with a foreign plug - if we imagine that the plug will be ours, then the question of packaging immediately arises - there is no extra space

For me personally, the question of how the company plans to sell expensive headsets in Russia without marketing support is more interesting - after all, the situation with accessories is special in our market. To successfully trade such things, active stimulation of retail is needed. As practice shows, this technique works great. The second option is to somehow make a cult product out of Jawbone, show its advantages, talk about how good the thing is for users of Apple technology (for example).

I have already written about my attitude to the brand more than once. At the moment I continue to use Jawbone Icon, only now it is the version of The Rogue. A very interesting coating, the body seems black, but at certain angles it glows red. Looks great. The headset is truly narcotic, even Ilya Tarakanov managed to get hooked - and he couldn’t stand such devices. In the latest firmware update, the A2DP profile appeared, now with its help you can also listen to music in one ear. Another would be to make them an accessory, something like headphones that connect to the MicroUSB connector - it would be a fairy tale. The legends about the Jawbone stereo headset remain legends. I believe that the company would have made such a thing a long time ago if they were sure of its quality and compliance with the style of the brand. Apparently, while experiments are underway.

Mini People

The X10 Mini, a new product from Sony Ericsson, has been actively discussed in the corresponding forum thread for a week now. The younger brother of the big X10 has already appeared in our materials a couple of times:

Sales of the phone (smartphone?) start this week, many journalists are already roaming the expanses of Moscow with the X10 Mini at the ready, but this does not concern our editorial staff, and especially Messrs. Murtazin and Kuzmin. We are disconnected from the general SE food chain for the TRUTH about the company's devices, and even the loyal Artem Lutfullin in SE is extremely dissatisfied. You see, the author did not like the LEDs, did not like the sound quality, and in general there are too many complaints about this ideal and best device of all time. I have expressed my position many times in the forum. In words it was one thing, in reality it turned out to be somewhat different. A good SE X10 can only seem good in a vacuum, when there are no other phones around, no other devices. If its buyer had no experience of communicating on mobile phones before, then everything will be all right with the quality of voice transmission, and with the volume of the speaker, and with the strength of the vibrating call. The OS version will not seem outdated, and it's not even about programs, but about the basic capabilities of the system.

In any other case, from a device designed for gadget freaks, you expect some kind of breakthrough, a special user experience, and this applies to both the hardware and software components. Yes, I really like how the X10 looks, but how can I use it if the interlocutors simply can’t hear me? The question is rhetorical. Moreover, the most foul thing in this situation is that the microphone sometimes works very well, and it is rather difficult to catch the “moment of truth”.

And then there is another significant addition - as a kind of "semi-tablet" SE X10 shows itself very well, if you don't need to make special calls. Movies, browser, twitter, facebook, weather and more. Do these words look like a permanent excuse? I don't know, I don't know.

What I want to say about the X10 Mini. Once upon a time I had a summer favorite called the Sony Ericsson W880. This is the first thought. Summer phone, that is, small, easy to fit in your pocket and there https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2013 is not particularly noticeable. There has to be some sort of gimmick. The legendary 880 had a lot of them. Iron case, Walkman, very unusual design and interesting price - some time after the start of sales. I still don’t understand why this chicken was slaughtered, after the W890 it was quite possible to make some kind of W895 and continue this topic until our time - iron, miniaturization, better musical abilities, better camera and reasonable price. Let me remind you that even the W890 was able to take very good photos.

Second thought - now, after all, the time is a little different, and even from a miniature device you expect superpowers. Well, at least not only call, but also have access to social networks. And that the browser was normal. It would be cool to have mail handy. And a more or less normal camera. And the price, the price should be normal.

Third thought - sometimes editors get a harness down the drain, everyone knows about Mobile-review anyway. How much equipment was bought by the editors for one reason or another, it's just a nightmare. I'm not talking about memory cards, accessories, programs. One way or another, all expenses are compensated, then, you can’t constantly write about what you received for free, this greatly dulls the perception. It's one thing to get a thing to test. It's another matter to spend hard-earned money - even if it's a small amount.

Finally, I lead to the fact that the SE X10 Mini was bought on Gorbushechka on Saturday evening for 13500, brought home, opened and immediately tested. I want to say that the "minicom" is quite and even more than pass for the replacement of the 880th. To be frank, no matter how good a thing is, sometimes it gets boring. It's about the iPhone. Did the owner like the X10 Mini?

Yes. And I will stop there for now, you can read more in the review. I will share some impressions on my blog and twitter.

VAIO + PS3 = ((((

Oh, this topic is very painful for me. Sony has different groupings and divisions, different people, and suddenly sometimes it comes to the understanding that it is possible to unite the technique a little bit. I will not talk about the integration of one into the other here, and it is not at all about the “Sony TV, Sony laptop, Sony Ericsson phone” system. It's about deeper penetration. From the latest events, this is Remote Play in Sony Ericsson Aino, from the phone you could go to the "set-top box", watch a movie from the hard drive, listen to music, browse the menu or make a purchase in the store. Not the most requested feature, rather an experiment, but for PS3 owners of some interest in the future. For example, one could wait for Remote Play to appear on all SE phones, in which case I imagine such a scenario. With the help of the same X10, you could, calmly lying in bed, watch a series from the hard drive of the set-top box, without any conversions, without copying to the phone's memory. We watched several episodes until we were blue in the face, turned off the set-top box from the phone, turned off the phone, went to bed.

Alas, the experiment has been limited to Aino for now. The company made a bet on Android, some applications have already been translated (Track ID, for example). Whether Remote Play is worth waiting for is not at all clear.

In my opinion, this would be more than logical.

While SE has stopped its prefix research for the time being, VAIO has not. PS3 and Sony laptop owners will be happy to know that the Remote Keyboard program is available for download, you can get it from here, it is already on the new models. For example, on the updated Sony VAIO P. I started testing with it. Yes, a small note - I do not know if the program will work on laptops of other brands, so try it and, if possible, write about your experience in the forum.

I downloaded and installed the utility on my Sony VAIO S. After starting, the program automatically turns on Bluetooth and issues a connection code. Naturally, the set-top box must also be turned on, pairing occurs through the set-top box menu. In general, everything is very simple there. Once connected, you can use your laptop's touchpad and keyboard as a joystick replacement. One point - the replacement is frankly weak. When using the touchpad, it is very difficult to get to the desired menu item. When typing from the keyboard, brakes are observed, you need to enter text slowly, press the button, make sure of the result, continue. For some reason, some letters on the PS3 laptop keyboard turn into numbers. After running around for about ten minutes, I gladly closed the program so as not to return to it again. Or rather, to return when everything works as it should.

The new Sony VAIO P includes a variety of pre-installed software including Remote Keyboard and Remote Play. I started with remote playback. After launching the program on a laptop, very clear instructions await you on what to do and where to go. The process of pairing with the prefix is ​​\u200b\u200bsimple, I will not describe it in detail. After connecting, a window with the PS3 desktop appeared on the display of the "pisk". Alas, the brakes are simply incredible. Let me remind you that on Aino everything was smooth and normal, up to rewinding in films, but here it is sheer horror. Five minutes later, I turned off the program and do not want to remember it. Slow, slow, and it is not clear why this is necessary. It seems to be a good idea to watch a movie on a laptop from the console. The only question is why. For now, Remote Play is only available for Sony VAIO P.

Afterword

The general conclusions about the above will be as follows. It's good that the Jawbone brand will now be officially introduced and probably at a lower price than on the gray market. The warranty will be simple: in case of failure, the owner will simply replace the headset. Good thing I bought the X10 Mini. Let this destroy the intrigue a little, but I received my W880 of the 2010 model. It could be better, but overall it's pretty ok. It's good that Sony is pushing for the development of our Sony system at home, but so far these attempts are not particularly consistent with ideas about how modern technology should work. That remote playback, that the Remote Keyboard works so far is very strange. You can say no way.

Jawbone Blend

I'll note, first of all - about Jawbone. Let's also talk about some other recent events, phenomena and what is happening in the world of gadgets. The main topics will be as follows: the official arrival of Aliph in Russia, special software from Sony, which turns VAIO into an addition to the PS3, a few words about the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini.

Dice

There was a presentation dedicated to the start of sales of Jawbone headsets in official retail. Or rather, not quite so.

The path to the Russian market for Aliph was long and thorny. I heard about two negotiations between representatives of the firm with representatives of some networks, and they ended in failure. The obvious reason is the price of the product. It is in the US and Europe that the Jawbone brand has long been known to customers, largely due to sales in mobile operators' stores, interesting marketing campaigns - Aliph does not spare money for the latter, and they do it right. The first headsets came to Russia in suitcases and were of particular interest only to enthusiasts. I boldly count myself among them, a review of the first accessory appeared on the site in 2007. With the launch of the iPhone, the add-on market literally exploded. Along with covers, headphones, stickers and other junk, more or less active sales began on the gray market - not only the first Jawbone, but also Jawbone 2. Headsets were expensive, but demand slowly appeared. After the Jawbone 2, the Prime model appeared on the market almost immediately after the start of sales in the US, the latest model, the Icon, also appeared in the gray channels extremely quickly. Again, I’ll tell you about the prices at the moment: on average, Jawbone 2, Jawbone Prime, and Jawbone Icon cost from five to seven thousand rubles. A serious overpayment for the desire to own a product that is not officially supplied here. You can read more about these devices in the reviews on our website:

I don't have much to say about the event itself. In the agency, people did without creativity - simple gatherings in a good place with a small company, plus a funny (and unexpected) demonstration of the Noise Assassin function. The main thing that a potential buyer needs to know:

  • The "official" Jawbone headsets will be on sale in a couple of weeks, I think you should look for them in stores selling Apple equipment
  • They plan to fight the gray market simply - officially supplied products will have a much more humane price tag - the same Icon, it seems, will cost less than five thousand rubles
  • The situation with localization is not entirely clear, most likely, the instruction will be translated. But in the package there is a network charger with a foreign plug - if we imagine that the plug will be ours, then the question of packaging immediately arises - there is no extra space

For me personally, the question of how the company plans to sell expensive headsets in Russia without marketing support is more interesting - after all, the situation with accessories is special in our market. To successfully trade such things, active stimulation of retail is needed. As practice shows, this technique works great. The second option is to somehow make a cult product out of Jawbone, show its advantages, talk about how good the thing is for users of Apple technology (for example).

I have already written about my attitude to the brand more than once. At the moment I continue to use Jawbone Icon, only now it is the version of The Rogue. A very interesting coating, the body seems black, but at certain angles it glows red. Looks great. The headset is truly narcotic, even Ilya Tarakanov managed to get hooked - and he couldn’t stand such devices. In the latest firmware update, the A2DP profile appeared, now with its help you can also listen to music in one ear. Another would be to make them an accessory, something like headphones that connect to the MicroUSB connector - it would be a fairy tale. The legends about the Jawbone stereo headset remain legends. I believe that the company would have made such a thing a long time ago if they were sure of its quality and compliance with the style of the brand. Apparently, while experiments are underway.

Mini People

The X10 Mini, a new product from Sony Ericsson, has been actively discussed in the corresponding forum thread for a week now. The younger brother of the big X10 has already appeared in our materials a couple of times:

Sales of the phone (smartphone?) start this week, many journalists are already roaming the expanses of Moscow with the X10 Mini at the ready, but this does not concern our editorial staff, and especially Messrs. Murtazin and Kuzmin. We are disconnected from the general SE food chain for the TRUTH about the company's devices, and even the loyal Artem Lutfullin in SE is extremely dissatisfied. You see, the author did not like the LEDs, did not like the sound quality, and in general there are too many complaints about this ideal and best device of all time. I have expressed my position many times in the forum. In words it was one thing, in reality it turned out to be somewhat different. A good SE X10 can only seem good in a vacuum, when there are no other phones around, no other devices. If its buyer had no experience of communicating on mobile phones before, then everything will be all right with the quality of voice transmission, and with the volume of the speaker, and with the strength of the vibrating call. The OS version will not seem outdated, and it's not even about programs, but about the basic capabilities of the system.

In any other case, from a device designed for gadget freaks, you expect some kind of breakthrough, a special user experience, and this applies to both the hardware and software components. Yes, I really like how the X10 looks, but how can I use it if the interlocutors simply can’t hear me? The question is rhetorical. Moreover, the most foul thing in this situation is that the microphone sometimes works very well, and it is rather difficult to catch the “moment of truth”.

And then there is another significant addition - as a kind of "semi-tablet" SE X10 shows itself very well, if you don't need to make special calls. Movies, browser, twitter, facebook, weather and more. Do these words look like a permanent excuse? I don't know, I don't know.

What I want to say about the X10 Mini. Once upon a time I had a summer favorite called the Sony Ericsson W880. This is the first thought. Summer phone, that is, small, easy to fit in your pocket and there https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2013 is not particularly noticeable. There has to be some sort of gimmick. The legendary 880 had a lot of them. Iron case, Walkman, very unusual design and interesting price - some time after the start of sales. I still don’t understand why this chicken was slaughtered, after the W890 it was quite possible to make some kind of W895 and continue this topic until our time - iron, miniaturization, better musical abilities, better camera and reasonable price. Let me remind you that even the W890 was able to take very good photos.

Second thought - now, after all, the time is a little different, and even from a miniature device you expect superpowers. Well, at least not only call, but also have access to social networks. And that the browser was normal. It would be cool to have mail handy. And a more or less normal camera. And the price, the price should be normal.

Third thought - sometimes editors get a harness down the drain, everyone knows about Mobile-review anyway. How much equipment was bought by the editors for one reason or another, it's just a nightmare. I'm not talking about memory cards, accessories, programs. One way or another, all expenses are compensated, then, you can’t constantly write about what you received for free, this greatly dulls the perception. It's one thing to get a thing to test. It's another matter to spend hard-earned money - even if it's a small amount.

Finally, I lead to the fact that the SE X10 Mini was bought on Gorbushechka on Saturday evening for 13500, brought home, opened and immediately tested. I want to say that the "minicom" is quite and even more than pass for the replacement of the 880th. To be frank, no matter how good a thing is, sometimes it gets boring. It's about the iPhone. Did the owner like the X10 Mini?

Yes. And I will stop there for now, you can read more in the review. I will share some impressions on my blog and twitter.

VAIO + PS3 = ((((

Oh, this topic is very painful for me. Sony has different groupings and divisions, different people, and suddenly sometimes it comes to the understanding that it is possible to unite the technique a little bit. I will not talk about the integration of one into the other here, and it is not at all about the system “Sony TV, Sony laptop, Sony Ericsson phone”. It's about deeper penetration. From the latest events, this is Remote Play in Sony Ericsson Aino, from the phone you could go to the "set-top box", watch a movie from the hard drive, listen to music, browse the menu or make a purchase in the store. Not the most requested feature, rather an experiment, but for PS3 owners of some interest in the future. For example, one could wait for Remote Play to appear on all SE phones, in which case I imagine such a scenario. With the help of the same X10, you could, calmly lying in bed, watch a series from the hard drive of the set-top box, without any conversions, without copying to the phone's memory. We watched several episodes until we were blue in the face, turned off the set-top box from the phone, turned off the phone, went to bed.

Alas, the experiment has been limited to Aino for now. The company made a bet on Android, some applications have already been translated (Track ID, for example). Whether Remote Play is worth waiting for is not at all clear.

In my opinion, this would be more than logical.

While SE has stopped its prefix research for the time being, VAIO has not. PS3 and Sony laptop owners will be happy to know that the Remote Keyboard program is available for download, you can get it from here, it is already on the new models. For example, on the updated Sony VAIO P. I started testing with it. Yes, a small note - I do not know if the program will work on laptops of other brands, so try it and, if possible, write about your experience in the forum.

I downloaded and installed the utility on my Sony VAIO S. After starting, the program automatically turns on Bluetooth and issues a connection code. Naturally, the set-top box must also be turned on, pairing occurs through the set-top box menu. In general, everything is very simple there. Once connected, you can use your laptop's touchpad and keyboard as a joystick replacement. One point - the replacement is frankly weak. When using the touchpad, it is very difficult to get to the desired menu item. When typing from the keyboard, brakes are observed, you need to enter text slowly, press the button, make sure of the result, continue. For some reason, some letters on the PS3 laptop keyboard turn into numbers. After running around for about ten minutes, I gladly closed the program so as not to return to it again. Or rather, to return when everything works as it should.

The new Sony VAIO P includes Remote Keyboard and Remote Play among a variety of pre-installed software. I started with remote playback. After launching the program on a laptop, very clear instructions await you on what to do and where to go. The process of pairing with the prefix is ​​\u200b\u200bsimple, I will not describe it in detail. After connecting, a window with the PS3 desktop appeared on the display of the "pisk". Alas, the brakes are simply incredible. Let me remind you that on Aino everything was smooth and normal, up to rewinding in films, but here it is sheer horror. Five minutes later, I turned off the program and do not want to remember it. Slow, slow, and it is not clear why this is necessary. It seems to be a good idea to watch a movie on a laptop from the console. The only question is why. For now, Remote Play is only available for Sony VAIO P.

Afterword

The general conclusions about the above will be as follows. It's good that the Jawbone brand will now be officially introduced and probably at a lower price than on the gray market. The warranty will be simple: in case of failure, the owner will simply replace the headset. Good thing I bought the X10 Mini. Let this destroy the intrigue a little, but I received my W880 of the 2010 model. It could be better, but overall it's pretty ok. It's good that Sony is pushing for the development of our Sony system at home, but so far these attempts are not particularly consistent with ideas about how modern technology should work. That remote playback, that the Remote Keyboard works so far is very strange. You can say no way.

Jawbone Blend

I'll note, first of all - about Jawbone. Let's also talk about some other recent events, phenomena and what is happening in the world of gadgets. The main topics will be as follows: the official arrival of Aliph in Russia, special software from Sony, which turns VAIO into an addition to the PS3, a few words about the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini.

Dice

There was a presentation dedicated to the start of sales of Jawbone headsets in official retail. Or rather, not quite so.

The path to the Russian market for Aliph was long and thorny. I heard about two negotiations between representatives of the firm with representatives of some networks, and they ended in failure. The obvious reason is the price of the product. It is in the US and Europe that the Jawbone brand has long been known to customers, largely due to sales in mobile operators' stores, interesting marketing campaigns - Aliph does not spare money for the latter, and they do it right. The first headsets came to Russia in suitcases and were of particular interest only to enthusiasts. I boldly count myself among them, a review of the first accessory appeared on the site in 2007. With the launch of the iPhone, the add-on market literally exploded. Along with covers, headphones, stickers and other junk, more or less active sales began on the gray market - not only the first Jawbone, but also Jawbone 2. Headsets were expensive, but demand slowly appeared. After the Jawbone 2, the Prime model appeared on the market almost immediately after the start of sales in the US, the latest model, the Icon, also appeared in the gray channels extremely quickly. Again, I’ll tell you about the prices at the moment: on average, Jawbone 2, Jawbone Prime, and Jawbone Icon cost from five to seven thousand rubles. A serious overpayment for the desire to own a product that is not officially supplied here. You can read more about these devices in the reviews on our website:

I don't have much to say about the event itself. In the agency, people did without creativity - simple gatherings in a good place with a small company, plus a funny (and unexpected) demonstration of the Noise Assassin function. The main thing that a potential buyer needs to know:

  • The "official" Jawbone headsets will be on sale in a couple of weeks, I think you should look for them in stores selling Apple equipment
  • They plan to fight the gray market simply - officially supplied products will have a much more humane price tag - the same Icon, it seems, will cost less than five thousand rubles
  • The situation with localization is not entirely clear, most likely, the instruction will be translated. But in the package there is a network charger with a foreign plug - if we imagine that the plug will be ours, then the question of packaging immediately arises - there is no extra space

For me personally, the question of how the company plans to sell expensive headsets in Russia without marketing support is more interesting - after all, the situation with accessories is special in our market. To successfully trade such things, active stimulation of retail is needed. As practice shows, this technique works great. The second option is to somehow make a cult product out of Jawbone, show its advantages, talk about how good the thing is for users of Apple technology (for example).

I have already written about my attitude to the brand more than once. At the moment I continue to use Jawbone Icon, only now it is the version of The Rogue. A very interesting coating, the body seems black, but at certain angles it glows red. Looks great. The headset is truly narcotic, even Ilya Tarakanov managed to get hooked - and he couldn’t stand such devices. In the latest firmware update, the A2DP profile appeared, now with its help you can also listen to music in one ear. Another would be to make them an accessory, something like headphones that connect to the MicroUSB connector - it would be a fairy tale. The legends about the Jawbone stereo headset remain legends. I believe that the company would have made such a thing a long time ago if they were sure of its quality and compliance with the style of the brand. Apparently, while experiments are underway.

Mini People

The X10 Mini, a new product from Sony Ericsson, has been actively discussed in the corresponding forum thread for a week now. The younger brother of the big X10 has already appeared in our materials a couple of times:

Sales of the phone (smartphone?) start this week, many journalists are already roaming the expanses of Moscow with the X10 Mini at the ready, but this does not concern our editorial staff, and especially Messrs. Murtazin and Kuzmin. We are disconnected from the general SE food chain for the TRUTH about the company's devices, and even the loyal Artem Lutfullin in SE is extremely dissatisfied. You see, the author did not like the LEDs, did not like the sound quality, and in general there are too many complaints about this ideal and best device of all time. I have expressed my position many times in the forum. In words it was one thing, in reality it turned out to be somewhat different. A good SE X10 can only seem good in a vacuum, when there are no other phones around, no other devices. If its buyer had no experience of communicating on mobile phones before, then everything will be all right with the quality of voice transmission, and with the volume of the speaker, and with the strength of the vibrating call. The OS version will not seem outdated, and it's not even about programs, but about the basic capabilities of the system.

In any other case, from a device designed for gadget freaks, you expect some kind of breakthrough, a special user experience, and this applies to both the hardware and software components. Yes, I really like how the X10 looks, but how can I use it if the interlocutors simply can’t hear me? The question is rhetorical. Moreover, the most foul thing in this situation is that the microphone sometimes works very well, and it is rather difficult to catch the “moment of truth”.

And then there is another significant addition - as a kind of "semi-tablet" SE X10 shows itself very well, if you don't need to make special calls. Movies, browser, twitter, facebook, weather and more. Do these words look like a permanent excuse? I don't know, I don't know.

What I want to say about the X10 Mini. Once upon a time I had a summer favorite called the Sony Ericsson W880. This is the first thought. Summer phone, that is, small, easily fits in your pocket and there https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2013 is not particularly noticeable. There has to be some sort of gimmick. The legendary 880 had a lot of them. Iron case, Walkman, very unusual design and interesting price - some time after the start of sales. I still don’t understand why this chicken was slaughtered, after the W890 it was quite possible to make some kind of W895 and continue this topic until our time - iron, miniaturization, better musical abilities, better camera and reasonable price. Let me remind you that even the W890 was able to take very good photos.

What I want to say about X10 Mini. Once upon a time I had a summer favorite called the Sony Ericsson W880. This is the first thought. Summer phone, that is, small, easily fits in your pocket and there https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2013 https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2013 not particularly noticeable. There has to be some sort of gimmick. The legendary 880 had a lot of them. Iron case, Walkman, very unusual design and interesting price - some time after the start of sales. I still don’t understand why this chicken was slaughtered, after the W890 it was quite possible to make some kind of W895 and continue this topic until our time - iron, miniaturization, better musical abilities, better camera and reasonable price. Let me remind you that even the W890 was able to take very good photos.

Second thought - now, after all, the time is a little different, and even from a miniature device you expect superpowers. Well, at least not only call, but also have access to social networks. And that the browser was normal. It would be cool to have mail handy. And a more or less normal camera. And the price, the price should be normal.

Third thought - sometimes editors get a harness down the drain, everyone knows about Mobile-review anyway. How much equipment was bought by the editors for one reason or another, it's just a nightmare. I'm not talking about memory cards, accessories, programs. One way or another, all expenses are compensated, then, you can’t constantly write about what you received for free, this greatly dulls the perception. It's one thing to get a thing to test. It's another matter to spend hard-earned money - even if it's a small amount.

Finally, I lead to the fact that the SE X10 Mini was bought on Gorbushechka on Saturday evening for 13500, brought home, opened and immediately tested. I want to say that the "minicom" is quite and even more than pass for the replacement of the 880th. To be frank, no matter how good a thing is, sometimes it gets boring. It's about the iPhone. Did the owner like the X10 Mini?

Yes. And I will stop there for now, you can read more in the review. I will share some impressions on my blog and twitter.

VAIO + PS3 = ((((

Oh, this topic is very painful for me. Sony has different groupings and divisions, different people, and suddenly sometimes it comes to the understanding that it is possible to unite the technique a little bit. I will not talk about the integration of one into the other here, and it is not at all about the “Sony TV, Sony laptop, Sony Ericsson phone” system. It's about deeper penetration. From the latest events, this is Remote Play in Sony Ericsson Aino, from the phone you could go to the "set-top box", watch a movie from the hard drive, listen to music, browse the menu or make a purchase in the store.Not the most requested feature, rather an experiment, but for PS3 owners of some interest in the future. For example, one could wait for Remote Play to appear on all SE phones, in which case I imagine such a scenario. With the help of the same X10, you could, calmly lying in bed, watch a series from the hard drive of the set-top box, without any conversions, without copying to the phone's memory. We watched several episodes until we were blue in the face, turned off the set-top box from the phone, turned off the phone, went to bed.

Alas, the experiment has been limited to Aino for now. The company made a bet on Android, some applications have already been translated (Track ID, for example). Whether Remote Play is worth waiting for is not at all clear.

In my opinion, this would be more than logical.

While SE has stopped its prefix research for the time being, VAIO has not. PS3 and Sony laptop owners will be happy to know that the Remote Keyboard program is available for download, you can get it from here, it is already on new models. For example, on the updated Sony VAIO P. I started testing with it. Yes, a small note - I do not know if the program will work on laptops of other brands, so try it and, if possible, write about your experience in the forum.

I downloaded and installed the utility on my Sony VAIO S. After starting, the program automatically turns on Bluetooth and issues a connection code. Naturally, the set-top box must also be turned on, pairing occurs through the set-top box menu. In general, everything is very simple there. Once connected, you can use your laptop's touchpad and keyboard as a joystick replacement. One moment - the replacement is frankly weak. When using the touchpad, it is very difficult to get to the desired menu item. When typing from the keyboard, brakes are observed, you need to enter the text slowly, press the button, make sure of the result, continue. For some reason, some letters on the PS3 laptop keyboard turn into numbers. After running around for about ten minutes, I gladly closed the program so as not to return to it again. Or rather, to return when everything works as it should.